Mahilpur: Shiv Kumar Bawa: The Mahilpur Police on the basis of a secret information nabbed a truck loaded with 31 bags of poppy husk. The Police arrested 3 drug peddlers. An FIR has been lodged against them.
As per information received, DSP Manjit Singh said that the Police got an information that a truck loaded with 31 bags of poppy husk is moving from Garhshankar to Kot Fatuhi side on the road constructed alongside Bist Doab Canal. He said that the police installed a special check post near village Binjo and recovered 31 bags of poppy husk from the truck. He said that 3 drug peddlers were arrested from the spot.
DSP Manjit Singh said that the police also recovered 400 boxes of sweets from the truck. He cleared that these drug peddlers used to smuggle the poppy husk by showing the transportation of sweets.
He said that a case has been registered against 3 drug peddlers under various sections of NDPS act.
The drug peddlers have been identified as Joginder Pal s/o Sodhi Lal r/o Aslamabad Hoshiarpur, Rashpal Singh s/o Mahinder Pal r/o Adamwal and Jaswinder Singh Chiri s/o Budh Ram r/o Patti.
DSP Manjit Singh alleged that Joginder Pal is the mastermind of this gang. He said that Joginder Pal used to bring the poppy husk from Rajasthan and sell it in the Hoshiarpur district.